The Ranch Motel - Traverse City MI

Address: 1585 US-31 N
City: Traverse City
State: MI
Zip: 49686
County: Grand Traverse
Number of visits to this page: 1727
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General Information:

The Ranch Motel goes back to the 1950's and was operated by Mr. and Mrs. Thad Andrews at that time. It was a smaller operation back then and was open seasonally. Eventually other owners took over, Bud and Marge Pressell, as well as Hal and Shirley Van Sumeren. Lodging was a family affair back in those days and still is to some extent with independent operators.

Eventually the Ranch was razed to make way for newer developments. The address of The Ranch is no longer valid but 1603 US-31 is close, which is where Le Grand Chateau now sits. The Miracle Mile in Traverse City has seen hundreds of changes over the years with older motels giving way to condos and newer, larger operations.

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The Ranch Motel - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
The Ranch Motel - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
The Ranch Motel - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
The Ranch Motel - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
The Ranch Motel - Vintage Postcard
Vintage Postcard
The Ranch Motel - Apr 1964 Ad
Apr 1964 Ad
The Ranch Motel - Aug  1954 Article On The Motel And Dog
Aug 1954 Article On The Motel And Dog
The Ranch Motel - Dec 1955
Dec 1955
The Ranch Motel - Feb 1977 Article
Feb 1977 Article
The Ranch Motel - Sept 1954 Article
Sept 1954 Article
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